J.W. was born the son of John and Kitty Dearing and graduated from Oscoda High School in 2003. He loved baseball, NASCAR, bowling, and hunting. He was proud to be in the US Army and to serve his country. He is survived by his wife Amanda; mother Kitty Dearing of Oscoda; father John Dearing of Hazel Park; sister Tracy Colodny of Oscoda; step-brother Zachary Burtenshaw of Hazel Park; grandparents John and Mary Dearing of Hazel Park and Marie Rains of Marion, Indiana; nephew and niece Dillon and Cheyenne Colodny. He was 21.
Army National Guard 1st Battalion with the 125th Infantry Regiment Saginaw. (bio by: Elizabeth Reed)